Arizona 8, Chi. Cubs 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Mike Estabrook,
Attendance - 29084

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0
Arizona 3 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 8 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 59-99 37-41 22-58 L7
Arizona 80-78 40-37 40-41 W2

Recap


Diamondbacks 8, Cubs 2:
Trevor Cahill came within two outs of a shutout and Justin Upton homered as host Arizona clinched a series win over Chicago.

Aaron Hill went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs and Mike Jacobs drove in a run for the Diamondbacks (80-78), who moved within two wins of clinching a second consecutive winning campaign.

Justin Germano (2-10) had another rough start for the Cubs, who have dropped seven in a row. The journeyman right-hander was charged with seven runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings to suffer his eighth consecutive loss.

Cahill (13-12) settled for his third career complete game, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out nine and walking three. The right-hander, who added a pair of RBIs at the plate, surrendered a two-run homer to Alfonso Soriano in the ninth.

Arizona put three runs up in the first inning on RBI hits from Hill, Upton and Jacobs to provide Cahill with all the support he would need. Hill added an RBI single in the second and Upton connected in the fifth, taking a first-pitch curveball into the second deck down the left field line for a two-run homer and a 6-0 cushion.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Upton has homered in back-to-back games for the second time this month. He has 17 blasts on the season. … David DeJesus, Brett Jackson and Luis Valbuena recorded the other hits off Cahill. DeJesus has hit safely in six of his last seven games. … Arizona 1B Paul Goldschmidt (back) missed his second straight game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Justin Germano Player Trevor Cahill
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 9.0
5 Strikeouts 9
10 Hits 4
14.54 ERA 2.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Brett Jackson Player Aaron Hill
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
1 TB 4
.333 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 4 1 7 .138 8 9 2 3 0 0
Arizona 15 1 21 .405 21 9 8 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .525 after a win and .487 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Cubs have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .357 after a loss.